Mexican golf will be represented by Abraham Ancer, Mario Carmona and the brothers Álvaro and Carlos Ortiz
A dozen Latin American golfers, four of them Mexican, compete this week in the third major of the year, the United States Open, which takes place in Torrey Pines, just outside of San Diego California.
The large and historical Latino representation is made up of the Mexicans Abraham Ancer and Mario Carmona, and the Guadalajara brothers Álvaro and Carlos Ortiz, the Chilean Joaquín Niemann, the Argentine Fabián Gómez, the Colombian Juan Sebastián Muñoz, the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas, the Peruvian Luis Fernando Barco and the Costa Rican Luis Gagne.
“I am happy to be here sharing my first US Open with my carnal. It is like a small gift that life is giving us after everything we have done as a family, not just Carlos and me. The sacrifices of my parents and my brother Alejandro after so many years involved in this, “he said excitedly Alvaro Ortiz.
The little one of the Ortiz opens this week at the US Open and his second major, after having participated in the 2019 Masters, while Carlos participates in his third US Open. Carmona from Juarez also plays his first major after overcoming two qualifying tournaments, while Tamaulipas Ancer arrives at Torrey Pines among the favorites and in the twenty-first position of the world ranking.
“The course looks very similar to what we are used to playing, although I know the greens are going to get tougher and it will be very difficult to attack the flags. It depends on each one, I think that when you play well when it is difficult it is one of the most satisfying things, “said the young Chilean. Niemann, 31 in the world, who tends to get the best out of his game in the majors.
“To be able to play a US Open It’s always a great feeling, especially in a field that I know a lot about and like a lot. I bring very positive feelings and I come at a good time ”, commented the Venezuelan Vegas, who plays his room US Open this week.
For his part, the Peruvian debutante Luis Fernando Barco transmits the happiness of being able to participate in your first US Open and first major. “The course is in excellent condition and it has been interesting to see how as the days go by the greens get harder and the rough higher,” he commented on the tougher conditions at Torrey Pines.